The New York Knicks have claimed Theo Pinson off of waivers, the team has announced. The North Carolina product was released by the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.
To free up a roster spot for Pinson, the Knicks parted ways with 24-year-old Allonzo Trier.
Pinson played a bit role for Brooklyn over the past two seasons, averaging 3.9 points for the squad in just over 10 minutes of action. He played 51 games for the big league club over the past two seasons, mostly on a two-way contract.
Pinson’s two-way deal with Brooklyn was converted to a standard pact in April. It comes with a 2020-21 team option which the Knicks will assume now that they’ve inherited the contract.